Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions- Online Submission


  1. How to Apply for Financial Support under the programme?

The Nano Mission receives proposals for financial support throughout the year. In other words, there is no last date for applying for financial support. Decisions on various funding applications are taken periodically. Currently, financial support for the following R&D activities is available ó

  1. R&D projects from individual scientists or a group of scientists. Normal duration of such projects will be 3 years.

  2. Establishment of centres of excellence and sophisticated research facilities. Normal duration for such projects will be 5 years.

  3. Joint Institution-Industry Linked projects for development of  products and devices utilizing nanotechnology. In such projects,  partial financial contribution by the participating industry is  desirable. For the  participating industry, DSIRís SIRO recognition is desirable. Normal duration for such projects will be 3-5 years.

  4. Launching M.Sc./M.Tech. programmes in Nano Science and Technology in government institutions.

Financial support for Post-Graduate Teaching Programmes (M.Sc./M.Tech.), establishing centers of  excellence, units and sophisticated research facility,  has been temporarily suspended. The proposals already submitted and under consideration in DST will be considered as and when this funding is started again. Institutions and scientists are earnestly requested not to submit fresh proposals under this category for funding till further announcements.

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